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Articles in: Niche Business

elisa Gross
- 1 week 4 days ago
Jeff Kinney began his coral and marine business like many hobbyists do. He sold pieces out of his personal tank on Craigslist, leading him to his...
Elisa Gross
- 10 weeks 6 days ago
Storage units have become a common setting in popular culture. From storing Walter White’s drug money stash in the hit show “Breaking Bad...
Trista Lutgring
- 19 weeks 3 days ago
It’s a bit of a coincidence how Liz and Quincy Zikmund came to own Give A Dog A Bone, a natural pet food market located at 5626 E. Virginia St...
Nigel Meyer
- 26 weeks 3 days ago
Amy Bolek may be hidden in the background behind community organizations — even her office is inconspicuously located in the co-working space...
Nicole Neff
- 1 year 2 weeks ago
Rick Beheler stands over a table covered by a sheet of paper on which he has hand-drawn several shapes. At first glance, the shapes appear to be part...
Emily Patton
- 1 year 36 weeks ago
Five years ago, Evansville resident Mike McCutchan was looking for a career change, so he could spend more time at home with his family and maintain...
Trista Lutgring
- 2 years 2 weeks ago
With the age of digital photography making it easier for us to capture moments of our families and loved ones, it may seem like the days of painted...
Trista Lutgring
- 2 years 11 weeks ago
After a year as owner of Tell City Pretzels, Brad Smith was asked to autograph a tin full of the famous snack. “It was right after we opened,...
Emily Patton
- 2 years 19 weeks ago
In the electronics industry where nothing seems to stay the same, one family has remained steady since 1953. Hutch & Son, an industrial...
Nathan Blackford
- 2 years 26 weeks ago
In 1958, Jim Miller and his father Leonard Miller founded Miller’s 5 & 10 in a former movie theater on Boonville, Indiana’s...
Nathan Blackford
- 2 years 46 weeks ago
In 1957, Ruth Braun opened her own nursing home on First Avenue. She was a nurse, and knew the community needed such a facility. She continued to...
Emily Patton
- 3 years 10 weeks ago
The familiar saying of “you are what you eat” has become a lifestyle for Jerry and Marsha Steckler, who are the founders of Steckler...
Erin Miller
- 3 years 18 weeks ago
Turn on the television and chances are you’ll come across a bidding war for someone’s forgotten personal belongings at a storage company...
Erin Miller
- 3 years 26 weeks ago
Tucked down on the southern end of Green River Road across from what locals still call the Lawndale Shopping Center, Kenneth and Linda Parkman busy...
Mark King
- 3 years 27 weeks ago
Evansville has a proud German heritage. The city is filled with numerous historical reminders, including its beautiful Catholic churches and...
Theresa Scheller
- 3 years 35 weeks ago
Dr. Emily Ryan is framing the business she founded in 2011 on the premise that clients can see well and look great in their glasses. Image Eye Care,...
Jon Haslam
- 3 years 45 weeks ago
Nestled away in Haubstadt, Ind., sits one of the most impressive meat markets in the country. Dewig Meats (pronounced Day-Wig) has been serving...
Nick Hebebrand
- 4 years 2 weeks ago
“At our age, life’s too short for a cup of bad coffee,” Elsie Rhoads, 93, once told her daughter, Regina Smith. Now, Smith and her...
Cara Schuster
- 4 years 11 weeks ago
At O’Hairs Happydog Daycare inc., dogs don’t stay cooped up in a kennel all day. Yet they don’t live in luxury, either. “If...
Sarah McCullum
- 4 years 27 weeks ago
In 1957, Arthur and Benita Valiant moved to Evansville, Ind., with bright eyes and a deep aspiration for entrepreneurship. At the time, no local...